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Today the Queen gave her royal assent to the final Brexit bill. In one week’s time, the UK is out! They say it couldn’t be done, but they did it! The closest video I could find to express my mood was this scene from MASH:

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There are 22 comments.

  1. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    We clearly need a ricochet live chat for the ceremonies

    • #1
    • January 23, 2020, at 1:04 PM PST
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  2. Annefy Member

    Absolutely lovely news! 

    And a yes to the live chat; I had a hangover that lasted two days after the Brexit vote live chat …

    • #2
    • January 23, 2020, at 1:07 PM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    We clearly need a ricochet live chat for the ceremonies

    It’s there when you need it:

    https://ricochet.com/live-chat/

    • #3
    • January 23, 2020, at 1:08 PM PST
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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Coolidge

    Gonna be fun watching UK celebrities melt down over this. Capt. Picard is gonna be so upset!

     

    • #4
    • January 23, 2020, at 1:28 PM PST
    • 8 likes
  5. Guruforhire Member

    about time.

    • #5
    • January 23, 2020, at 1:33 PM PST
    • 3 likes
  6. Annefy Member

    Son #2 is home today – I just interrupted his … whatever. I never know what he’s doing.

    Anyway, his first response was that the Queen must be so happy after dealing with all her family nonsense.

    • #6
    • January 23, 2020, at 1:36 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  7. Unsk Member

    Congrats Brits! However the latest scuttlebutt from the EU is that they are preparing a very punitive and very stupid exit deal – really stupid for they need the Brits more than the Brits need the EU. Perhaps the Donald will step in and beat the EU brass about the head and face in the very bloody manner they fully deserve. 

    • #7
    • January 23, 2020, at 1:59 PM PST
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  8. Stad Thatcher

    Annefy (View Comment):
    I had a hangover that lasted two days after the Brexit vote live chat …

    Now, let’s see if you beat your own record!

    • #8
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:06 PM PST
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  9. Annefy Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):
    I had a hangover that lasted two days after the Brexit vote live chat …

    Now, let’s see if you beat your own record!

    I do love a challenge …

    • #9
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:16 PM PST
    • 2 likes
  10. Mark Camp Member

    It’s a rare opportunity for President Trump to initiate a positive change in the course of history that would be ranked with the free trade English triumph of the 1870s. It could be done very quickly, perhaps even with a single executive order, given his current delegated powers over trade.

    I hope for the sake of the US, the UK, and the rest of the world that he takes it.

     

    • #10
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:22 PM PST
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  11. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Good news indeed. The Eurocrats still have to approve the deal, though. The first step along that way is done but there’s one more to go next Wednesday. Just a formality, I suppose, but then so was the Queen’s Royal Assent.

    It ain’t over till the fat Europarliament sings.

    • #11
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:43 PM PST
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  12. Stad Thatcher

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Good news indeed. The Eurocrats still have to approve the deal, though. The first step along that way is done but there’s one more to go next Wednesday. Just a formality, I suppose, but then so was the Queen’s Royal Assent.

    It ain’t over till the fat Europarliament sings.

    I think Brussels is SOL on this one …

    • #12
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:44 PM PST
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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Coolidge

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    Good news indeed. The Eurocrats still have to approve the deal, though.

    That’s what I don’t understand.

    “We no longer want to be a part of your organization. We want to leave.”
    “Only if we let you.”

    What is this, the mob?

    • #13
    • January 23, 2020, at 2:45 PM PST
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  14. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    Good news indeed. The Eurocrats still have to approve the deal, though.

    That’s what I don’t understand.

    “We no longer want to be a part of your organization. We want to leave.”
    “Only if we let you.”

    What is this, the mob?

    Yeah, pretty much.

    • #14
    • January 23, 2020, at 3:31 PM PST
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  15. Slow on the uptake Thatcher

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Good news indeed. The Eurocrats still have to approve the deal, though. The first step along that way is done but there’s one more to go next Wednesday. Just a formality, I suppose, but then so was the Queen’s Royal Assent.

    It ain’t over till the fat Europarliament sings.

    From the links you and @torywarwriter provided there are two more formalities to be accomplished prior to that: Is it possible that the formal Parliamentary approval on the 29th could fall through? What are the chances the EU rejects it? And if the EU doesn’t approve the deal – then what?

    • #15
    • January 23, 2020, at 3:58 PM PST
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  16. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    Good news indeed. The Eurocrats still have to approve the deal, though.

    That’s what I don’t understand.

    “We no longer want to be a part of your organization. We want to leave.”
    “Only if we let you.”

    What is this, the mob?

    Well according to Lincoln you couldnt just leave the club either

    • #16
    • January 23, 2020, at 4:12 PM PST
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  17. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    Slow on the uptake (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Good news indeed. The Eurocrats still have to approve the deal, though. The first step along that way is done but there’s one more to go next Wednesday. Just a formality, I suppose, but then so was the Queen’s Royal Assent.

    It ain’t over till the fat Europarliament sings.

    From the links you and @torywarwriter provided there are two more formalities to be accomplished prior to that: Is it possible that the formal Parliamentary approval on the 29th could fall through? What are the chances the EU rejects it? And if the EU doesn’t approve the deal – then what?

    There is a hard deadline involved in the exiting process. Previous governments always got extensions on that but if both parties dont agree its a hard brexit on WTO terms.

     

    So if the EU fails to pass the vote…

    • #17
    • January 23, 2020, at 4:16 PM PST
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  18. Annefy Member

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):
    I had a hangover that lasted two days after the Brexit vote live chat …

    Now, let’s see if you beat your own record!

    I do love a challenge …

    I just want to spend a moment re-living that night. It was June 23, 2016. I’d been working all day; I checked the #s before I drove home and figured it was a “no”.

    I got home, checked Ricochet. I believe @iWe had a post up that the numbers were getting close. Dinner was abandoned. A son was sent to the liquor store and I spent the next however many hours in the live chat with a compulsive toggle to the live BBC numbers and didn’t stop (drinking and toggling) until the “yes” was over 50%.

    When it was all over, it was the first inkling that I had that “the times were a-changing”. That maybe there was some hope left.

    The ensuing meltdown from my crazy Scottish cousins on FB was the icing on the cake.

    November 8, 2016 was the perfect bookend.

    • #18
    • January 23, 2020, at 5:51 PM PST
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  19. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    How fun, the UK will get their very own Independence Day holiday. Happy 23rd of June!

    • #19
    • January 23, 2020, at 7:56 PM PST
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  20. drlorentz Member
    drlorentz Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):
    I had a hangover that lasted two days after the Brexit vote live chat …

    Now, let’s see if you beat your own record!

    I do love a challenge …

    I just want to spend a moment re-living that night. It was June 23, 2016. I’d been working all day; I checked the #s before I drove home and figured it was a “no”.

    I got home, checked Ricochet. I believe @iWe had a post up that the numbers were getting close. Dinner was abandoned. A son was sent to the liquor store and I spent the next however many hours in the live chat with a compulsive toggle to the live BBC numbers and didn’t stop (drinking and toggling) until the “yes” was over 50%.

    When it was all over, it was the first inkling that I had that “the times were a-changing”. That maybe there was some hope left.

    The ensuing meltdown from my crazy Scottish cousins on FB was the icing on the cake.

    November 8, 2016 was the perfect bookend.

    I was watching the results from work, meeting people later at the brewery, expecting it to be a bummer. By the time I got there, the die was cast. It was a happy moment but my joy was eroded by the series of screw-ups that followed. Theresa May… really? And then she calls an election, only to lose seats. I’ll admit to enjoying her tears when she resigned. Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

    • #20
    • January 23, 2020, at 8:55 PM PST
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  21. Stad Thatcher

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    How fun, the UK will get their very own Independence Day holiday. Happy 23rd of June!

    They really ought to make it July 4th. After all, they already celebrate it as “Rid of Those Troublesome Colonists Day” . . .

    • #21
    • January 24, 2020, at 6:34 AM PST
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  22. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter

    And the EU just sent there signed part over to Boris today.

    • #22
    • January 24, 2020, at 11:24 AM PST
    • 5 likes